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Sandi Litzenberg (#47750943)
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Bio Photo Being a Find A Grave photo contributor is the most rewarding & constructive hobby I've ever taken up.. You have my consent to use any of the headstone or plot photos that I've loaded to memorials.. If I've created a memorial for a family member or friend of yours, I'm more than willing to transfer them to you.. I'm not looking to own high numbers of memorials, my intentions as a contributor are.. first.. to help document the cemeteries.. and secondly.. to help family members find their ancestors more easily.. So even if you don't necessarily fit the Find A Grave 'guidelines' for requesting a transfer, don't let that deter you from asking.. My feelings are that if you've taken the time to contact me with a correction or addition to a memorial, then you qualify...

I also want to give special mention to my Find A Grave friend, Kris Daugherty/OSU1988. Kris has been a tremendous help to me by providing me with cemetery records for Williams County. These records have enabled me to add my photos to memorials with confidence. As many of you know, sometimes we encounter stones that have been so worn down by time and weather that they are unreadable. Her records allow me the ability to cross check the photos with placement of the graves and to identify those unreadable stones. THANK YOU KRIS!!!

Also, I came across this poem on another contributor's profile and it perfectly conveys my thoughts and feelings as I walk the cemeteries.. so with his permission I've borrowed it from his page and here it is..

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Sheryl Sheaffer
RE: Margaret Sickles
I have changed the cemetery for Margaret Sickles. Thank you.
Added by Sheryl Sheaffer on Nov 22, 2014 5:31 AM
Carol Chambers
Sarah Stump
I deleted the Sarah Unknown. about your email on the others I don't know.. Maybe you can search on www.familysearch.org for them. and see if they are connected to your family. Let me know if you would like these people transferred to you, its not a problem..
Added by Carol Chambers on Nov 16, 2014 7:30 AM
Patricia
Lora Whitney Robison
Thank you so much for taken the photo of Lora Whitney Robisonís headstone.
Added by Patricia on Nov 12, 2014 1:20 PM
Dave Kinney
George E Towers
Thank you for the photo. He was my great grand uncle.
Added by Dave Kinney on Nov 12, 2014 4:30 AM
DORRIS SICKELS SMITH
Jacob Sickles 112848541
Jacob Sickles 1849-1850
Jacob Sickles was a son of William & Elizabeth (Willoughby) Sickles.
Jacob's siblings were;
John Sickles 1847-1898
Mary Jane Sickles Hall, 1852-1914
George Washington Sickles, 1854-1908
Frank Sickles, 1861-1939
Added by DORRIS SICKELS SMITH on Nov 09, 2014 9:21 AM
Carol Sherbeck Espiritu
Lett Photographs
Thank you for photographing these tombstones. It is appreciated.
Added by Carol Sherbeck Espiritu on Nov 05, 2014 6:00 PM
Steven Nilsson
Alice and William Palmer
Thank you for taking pictures of their final resting place. It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Steven Nilsson on Nov 05, 2014 1:14 PM
Steve Orso
RE: Eliza A Shimer date of death. (#127440273)
Hi Sandi: I typo'd the memorial nr. in my initial message to you; what should have been 127440273 was written as 12744023, which is not a valid memorial nr. But searching by name worked, giving the appearance of gone today, here tomorrow. C'est la vie. Sorry for causing some confusion.
Added by Steve Orso on Oct 31, 2014 9:49 AM
Dave Ralston
Thank You
Sandi ... Thank you for transferring the memorials. I will see what I can add based on ancestry. I, and I know many others, appreciate your work in photographing websites.

I was not aware you could not see my tree if I gave you access. My sister looks at my tree without a subscription.

I am a bit off and on with this but will definitely stay in touch especially if I find anything.

By looking at a map I did come to realize the areas Bealy and Selecta apparently lived in after coming from New York namely Steuben Co. IN, Williams Co. OH, and Hillsdale Co. MI. are in close proximity though being in three different states. Of course you know that haha.
Added by Dave Ralston on Oct 30, 2014 3:07 PM
Dave Ralston
RE: Re: Find A Grave Memorial # 112151018
Thanks Sandi ... His name seems to be variously spelled Beala or Bela. Since you mentioned him in Selecta's memorial I wondered where you found him. They are listed in several censuses. I feel quite sure they are my 3x great grandparents. I am trying to get more evidence of a Dillingham line of which Beala is a part that traces to a John Dillingham who would be a 7x great grandfather. He is married to Jael Turner who records seen to show is the 2x great grandaughter of William Webster who was on the Mayflower. Makes for an interesting puzzle!

Again if it might help to see what I have just give me an email. I think all you need is an account, not necessary to have the subscription.
Added by Dave Ralston on Oct 29, 2014 6:21 PM
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